BTI Consulting Group, an independent research organization specializing in analysis of how clients engage with professional service providers, has named White & Case partners Stefan Mentzer (New York), Robert Milne (New York) and Richard Smith (Los Angeles) among its "BTI Client Service All-Star Attorneys" for 2018.
To identify its annual list of All Stars, BTI "reaches out to a strategically designed group of top legal decision makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue," according to BTI Group. "This year, clients nominate 326 individual attorneys from 149 law firms to the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2018. These 326 BTI Client Service All-Stars are identified solely and exclusively by corporate counsel. They are the leaders in superior client service."
Stefan Mentzer litigates complex civil and intellectual property matters for a wide range of clients, including technology, media, ecommerce, retail, automobile, pharmaceutical, consumer products, manufacturing and financial services companies. His areas of focus include trade secrets, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and music licensing, and he regularly advises clients on strategies for managing IP-related risks.
Robert Milne's practice focuses on complex antitrust litigation, including cartels (both civil and criminal matters), pharmaceutical antitrust, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Milne represents in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, agricultural, petrochemical, financial services, chemical, electric generating, cable, telecommunications, and leisure. Mr. Milne's cases often involve the complex interplay between antitrust and the intellectual property laws.
Richard Smith supports clients operating in the aircraft and transport sectors with an array of complex transactions, often involving equipment finance and leasing. He has a significant track record of representing and advising lessors, lessees, lenders, intermediaries and equity interests in a variety of equipment leasing and finance transactions involving aircraft (commercial and corporate), vessels, railroad rolling stock, telecommunications equipment and buses.